Christine Elphick loves to take her 1971 high-powered XY Falcon wagon for a thrash at Coota Airport.

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Updated September 17 2019 - 4:35pm, first published 3:45pm
Legal speed: Christine Elphick, who works at Hallmark Cherries at Wombat, with her crew, Jeff Francis, Josh Fuller and (left) son Tomas Francis. The XY Falcon had its back seat removed to lose weight "just for that extra split second".
Legal speed: Christine Elphick, who works at Hallmark Cherries at Wombat, with her crew, Jeff Francis, Josh Fuller and (left) son Tomas Francis. The XY Falcon had its back seat removed to lose weight "just for that extra split second".

Christine Elphick's 1971 XY Falcon wagon has a Jeckyll and Hyde personality: in Jeckyll mode it's a "granny's car" that can cruise along the street at 50 km/h - a family car she lets the kids drive with L plates.

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Tom Gosling

Journalist, Cootamundra Herald

I've had a long career in journalism and corporate communications, starting with country newspapers, radio and TV in northern NSW and including ABC News Sydney and the Melbourne Herald. I edited The University of Sydney News for 10 years, and was Media Officer for CSIRO in Canberra and BHP Steelworks in Port Kembla.

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